Deputy Sheriff John V. Donaldson

Deputy Sheriff John V. Donaldson

Ogle County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, September 21, 1956

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John V. Donaldson

Deputy Sheriff John Donaldson was killed in a vehicle crash on Route 72, about one mile west of Route 2, at approximately 2:10 am.

He was nearing the end of his shift when another vehicle crossed the center line of Route 72 and struck his patrol car head-on.

Deputy Donaldson had served with the Ogle County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, seven children, mother, and sister.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

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